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other areas still advice i can'ts in -- visibilities in some cases down to a quarter mile. low beams is probably what you'll need this morning. it's not going to be like yesterday when we had the downpours. radar is quiet right now. that's a good thing. here's a look at our day planner. we have the wet streets and some fog here on wisconsin avenue this morning. temperatures are running in the low 70s in town. so it's a very mild morning. we're going to have a warm day. sunshine by midday. 80 at lunch time. looking at a 5:00 temperature of 83 after hitting a high 85, maybe even 86. averages will run about 73, 74 now. that is way above average. dense fog advisory northern shenandoah valley and also from annapolis through baltimore, northeastern maryland. when i show you the advice i can'ts, yes those areas a quarter mile. we're down to a quarter at national. half in warrenton. quarter mile visibility in martinsburg, cumberland and hagerstown. give yourself a little bit of extra time and it will be a much better afternoon. 5:00 a.m. 71 degrees. here comes beverly farmer in
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for monika with timesaver traffic. what folks need to know as they get up this morning with that weather, the traffic conditions impaired by the slick pavement and poor visibility. outer loop of the beltway good news for you as you head in on 66 as you head in in eastbound. the volume building as you head east from manassas. lanes open as you make your way to the beltway. the ride north on 95 and 395 only volume to report from fredricksburg and the 14th street bridge. outer loop of the beltway between silver spring, the work zone between new hampshire avenue, university boulevard out of your way with a new traffic pattern where the lanes no longer divide. they're all four together and shift over toward the right. your next timesaver traffic at 5:10. mike and andrea, back to you. we were afraid to go to the mall, pump gas or leave our homes. today marks the ten-year anniversary of the shooting spree that led to we now call
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the d.c. sniper case. >> after scattered shootings here and elsewhere, four people were shot in just for hours on october 3 -- two hours on october 3 all in montgomery county. kristin fisher is live in silver spring with more. >> reporter: this is the scene of the third shooting of the morning ten years ago today. a housekeeper was just reading a book sitting on a bench outside this restaurant in silver spring when she was shot and killed. no one knew what to make of it. in fact the first person to call 911 callly thought it was a suicide. listen to the 911 tape. >> yes. >> i need an ambulance and police at leisure world plaza at the -- by the post office. a girl just shot herself. >> that caller thought it was a suicide but a second 911 caller wasn't so certain. >> you don't see a weapon?
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>> no. >> as soon as we realized it was not a suicide, it was apparent it was not a suicide, then we start thinking this is not -- there's something unusual happening here. >> reporter: that was tom carr, the former montgomery county fire chief. he said the shooting that happened here, the third one of the morning was when everyone knew something was seriously wrong, that someone was targeting innocent random people. for the next 23 days, we were all stalked by a pair of snipers. we hid behind gas pumps while fueling our cars. we ran into stores and zig- zagged through parking lots while running errands. our kids weren't allowed to play outside. in total ten people were killed and three other victims critically injured in the d.c. area before police finally arrested john allen mohammad and lee boyd malvo. mohammad was executed three years ago but malvo was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. last week he gave an exclusive interview to "the washington
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post" about why he did what he did ten years ago. i'll have excerpts from that interview coming up in half an hour at 5:30. mike, andrea? >> kristin fisher. we're all remembering where we were and how we felt about the time of ten years ago. a man prosecutors call a known member of the crypt gang has been convicted in montgomery county. investigators say 22-year-old tayshon powell instigated and took part in an attack last april. the victim reportedly showed up at a germantown parking lot to settle a beef over a girl when he was beaten up. prosecutors say a woman in the group recorded the attack and then uploaded it to facebook. powell's grandmother calls his conviction on assault and robbery charges a case of racial profiling. he's scheduled to be sentenced in december. six other defendants took plea deals. it locks up your computer screen and makes you believe you're getting a message from the f.b.i. but it's really an e-mail scam trying to steal your money. peter walden got a message on
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his computer saying the f.b.i. had blocked his computer claiming he had done something illegal online. but walden got a little bit suspicious when the message also said to unlock his screen, he had to make a $200 payment with a prepaid money card within the next 72 hours. then he noticed the message heading that read federal bureau investigation, not federal bureau of investigation. an f.b.i. spokeswoman said the bureau never asks americans for money. the d.c. council has introduced what would be a landmark amendment to the city's charter. it would grant the district government the power to spend local tax dollars without congressional approval. the council plans to vote on this by december. then it would go before d.c. voters next spring. if passed, congress or the president could still squash it while the entire council signed on to the deal, d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton opposes it. she says she'll keep pushing congress to pass a budget economy bill. five minutes after 5:00. time for the latest your money
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report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. good morning. >> good morning. this is the biggest part of the economy where the white collar jobs are created. dat institute for supply management -- today the stews for supply management releases its index for september. that could provide a hint about friday's big monthly reports that everybody is watching. wall street had a mixed finish yesterday. checking the numbers. the dow stands this morning at 13,482. the nasdaq down by six points and the s&p 500 was up by about a point. ifif our -- if you headed to the auto dealership, you had a lot of company. car buyers stormed the showrooms in september. auto sales hit their highest level in more than four years. people are finally getting rid of the old aging cars and car loans are getting easier to secure. in the meantime don't expect any cheap iphone 5 power
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adapters. you could buy cheap knockoffs but it turns out the new connector that apple is using on the iphone 5 is much, much harder to fake. you like my iphone 5 case. this is from speck. these are some of the first ones to come out for this. normally i have a battery backup on this. that's not available yet because they're having trouble duplicating this power adapter inside. >> it will be interesting to see how many companies finally get into what they need to do. then maybe the price will come down because right now it's pricey to get the adapter. >> it's $19 to $35. the thing i like about this case is you can flip this little bad boy down so it makes it easier. you can use it as a stand. i don't know if you can see that. i like it and it's pink and my daughter thinks i'm cool. >> that's all that matters.
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>> what are you bringing us in the next 20 minutes. >> we're talking babies and what they have to do with the economy. talk about that. >> love the case. >> thank you. a new ruling changes the rules for voters in pennsylvania. that story is coming up. >> plus, investigators hit another dead end in their efforts to solve the mystery of jimmy hoffa's disappearance. also in sports the nationals make some changes to put themselves into position for the playoffs. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 5:10. your weather first on this foggy wednesday morning. some visibilities a quarter mile so that will cause a delay for commuters in spots. here's a look at the day planner. we've got temperatures which will be climbing pretty quickly once we get rid of the fog. by this afternoon highs in the mid-80s. could be a stray shower, especially north and west of town. i'll see you in a few minutes with the seven-day forecast.
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right now beverly farmer with timesaver traffic. thankfully no big issues as far as incidents are concerned, just the challenge that the weather presents this morning. it will take extra time absolutely but so far accident free. southbound 270 volume is light heading out of frederick and germantown aside from the fog factor and wet pavement running smoothly down toward rockville. your next check of timesaver traffic at 5:18. back to you. >> thanks a lot. here's what's making news at 5:11. investigators are scouring a rugged area along the u.s.- mexico border for evidence in tuesday's killing of a border patrol agent. 30-year-old agent nicholas ivy was killed and a second agent was wounded. this is the third killing of an american boarder patrol agent this year. the mystery of what happened to jimmy hoffa has not been solved. police near detroit dug up a concrete slab last week based on a tip and tests showing something was under that concrete but soil samples tests show no trace of human remains. the teamsters boss disappeared
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in 1979 the day he was supposed to meet an alleged mobster. voters in pennsylvania do not need a photo irchlts d. to cast -- i.d. to cast a ballot. that's because a judge blocked the law. state officials could still appeal. we'll have a preview of today's campaign 2012 faceoff coming up at 5:30. at 5:23, the orioles have a chance of matching one of the nationals' accomplishments. howard has our high temperatures dropping by more than 20 degrees in his seven- day forecast. we'll be right back.
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good morning. welcome back to nine fine now. it's wednesday. we're mid week. advice i can't problems out -- visibilities problems out there. >> there's a lot of fog. the rain is good. we still have a deficit. some areas picked up 3 inches or plus. it was really pouring west of i- 95. this morning fog will be a problem. not just the fog here. it's a mild morning. had a stray shower overnight but that has since lifted into northeastern maryland pulling away. temps running in the cool spots in the mid-60s. warm spots low to mid-70s.
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sunrise 7:06. we're not going to see the sun rise but we will see sunshine later this morning. by noon 80 degrees. partly sunny. this afternoon could be a shower late north and west. high temperature 85. 5:00 temperature 83 degrees. so very warm day for early october. visibilities a real problem. northern shenandoah valley toward western maryland quarter mile. baltimore to annapolis a quarter mile. even d.c. out toward dulles quarter mile visibility with dense fog advisories. not for washington. they may issue it but right now it's for baltimore, annapolis and the northern shenandoah valley till 8:00 this morning. 69 in laurel and bowie this morning. 66 at fairfax. out toward leesburg 64. down south at fort belvoir 68. outside on our michael & son weather camera, wisconsin avenue, one of our tower cameras in northwest d.c., there's the fog. 71 degrees. winds are calm. the humidity high. 93%.
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so a very muggy morning out there. i want to show you the national temperatures for the afternoon. these are the forecast highs. look at montana. a shot of cold air is coming down. looks like we're going to get some of that by later in the weekend into early next week especially. out ahead of it we'll be near 90 in north platt, nebraska. the warmth will be with us for a few days to come. the west is quiet although rain and now some snow showing up in montana. the southeast we still have this flow, this tropical moisture across florida, coastal carolinas. this looks like it may bring some showers to southeastern virginia, more so than here but some of the cloudiness with that certainly will be with us on and off throughout the day. future cast is fairly quiet thankfully this morning. we do see a spotty shower. for the afternoon, though, we may see some sunny breaks but also the spotty shower here and there. not exacting all that much to go o. quiet tonight with the clouds. then tomorrow we start cloudy, maybe a shower south and east and in the afternoon looks like we're going to turn somewhat
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sunny and pleasant with highs tomorrow again above the 80- degree mark. today 85. isolated shower this afternoon. tonight 60s to near 70 for the low with partly to mostly cloudy skies. 82 tomorrow. it will be a warm one after some morning clouds. friday looks beautiful, 82. over the weekend here comes a cold front so there could be a shower. saturday afternoon 76. sunday afternoon 67. look how cool monday s. you'll need a sweater, maybe a twin set for mike hydeck. high temperature monday 61 degrees. let's check in with beverly farmer. out there you have given us the warning as far as weather which impacts the traffic. the visibility and the wet pavement to deal with. so far i-95 out of thornburg, fredricksburg and points beyond thru lanes are open. looking live at the shot in traffic land just north approaching and passing quantico heading up toward dumfries. the left side of the screen the northbound traffic where it's increasing volume.
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lanes open from springfield to 95. -- 395. getting into fair oaks and very nanny inside the beltway through falls church, the right side of the screen, the taillights headed away from you is eastbound traffic. the roosevelt bridge still looks great. beltway in maryland incident free if you're making the drive up from andrews into greenbelt. so far so good. each side of the beltway getting past kenilworth avenue, the parkway. 270 building volume out of frederick. your next timesaver traffic at 5:24. back to you. >> see you then, bev. thanks. the orioles have a chance to tie for the al east division crown. >> while the nl east champions get one more chance. that's coming up in sports. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the...
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number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children.
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welcome back. your weather first on this foggy wednesday morning here at 5:22. look at the visibilities. many are down to a quarter mile like here in washington and dulles, northern shenandoah valley, baltimore. this will slow you down this morning. the streetses are wet. leaves down too. a little bit of drizzle in a few spots early. by 9:00 73. lunch time you start to see some sunshine breaking out. 80 degrees. we'll have highs this afternoon with a stray shower in the low to mid-#s on. mike -- mid-80s. mike and andrea, back to you. >> thank you, howard. they made the playoffs and won the division but the nationals still have one more goal as the regular season ends today. >> they took a step towards chiefing it last night.
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kristen berset has your morning sports. good morning. brings harper and adam la roche saw some playing time last night. davey johnson also announced its pitchier gio gonzalez will actually start game one of the playoffs whenever that may be. we should hopefully find out today. so instead tom got the green light. he lasted three and two-thirds innings. adam la roche, big night from. his 33rd home run, a career high. he picked up his hundredth rbi of the season. there's the fan with mvp sign. they got it right. bases loaded, roger bernadino tags up using the speed. he is safe. the-- nationals win this one 4-
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2. >> i didn't think, you know, coming from last night, the feeling we got there, i didn't think it could be any better but this is great. >> i'd like to see jackson get his tenth win. >> they wrap up the season this afternoon. orioles visiting the rays. still looking for a division title. chris davis gets the first hit of the game. a home run to center field. it turned out to be really all they needed. birds win this one 1-0. that's a quick look at sports this morning. i'm kristen berset. have a great wednesday. coming up, what the latest birth rate statistics can tell us about the economy. >> plus, we're now only hours away from the first presidential debate in campaign 2012. here's beverly with your commute. >> right now it is a light volume commute, but we caution you about the fog and the wet pavement factor this morning. checking out the ride on the beltway in maryland, here's the
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beltway at colesville road, outer loop is light volume heading to silver spring. good wednesday morning. you're watching 9news now. we continue right after this.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. add a little bit of extra time for your morning commute because there's a little bit of fog. beverly farmer will tell us more about that. she has traffic momentarily. >> it's very warm. >> it's very warm for this time of year. it's in 70s in spots. the radar is quiet but the visibilities are down and a front trying to lift north is producing fog in some spots. here's a look outside from our tower camera. you can see not that much visibility here on wisconsin avenue. 73 by 9:00. we could have a stray sprinkle or drizzle this morning. partly sunny noon, 80. this afternoon 85 with a drive home temperature of 83.
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again an isolated shower could pop up. there are dense fog advisories in the northern shenandoah valley and also from annapolis up through baltimore and northeastern maryland till 8:00 this morning. nothing around washington. even though we've got advice i can'ts now down to -- visibilities down to a quarter mile at national and dulles. quarter mile in baltimore. annapolis has improved to three- quarters and quarter mile visibilities in many, many areas. a quick look at temperatures or doppler before we go. it is all quiet. the showers have lifted north and east. let's check in with beverly at 5:29. she has timesaver traffic. the wet pavement, the fog, it is going to slow your commute down but so far the beltway between springfield and tysons returning at a decent pace. all the overnight road work in annandale and tysons out of the way. here's a live shot just north of route 236, liver river turnpike moving smoothly in each direction. northbound 95 only building volume stretches north of fredricksburg into quantico. 395 you head north past landmark, shirlington, the
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pentagon on to the 14th street bridge, all lanes open into downtown there. in alexandria route 1 south of the beltway huntington avenue, they're checking for a vehicle broken down possibly in the roadway. no issues on 66 save for building volume now. 270 travelers, the building volume now out of frederick heading south into urbana and hyattstown as you get down past the truck scales with again the visibility issue but so far all lanes open on that trip to rockville toward the beltway. your next check of traffic at 5:39. back to you. president obama and mitt romney square off in the first of three presidential debates tonight. >> tonight's format will consist of six segments. governor romney and the president spent most of their tuesdays in debate prep. vice president biden said something that got a quick agreement from his opponent. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> they're being buried by the obama administration's economic
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failures. >> the obama campaign responded by saying congressman ryan took the vice president's comments out of context. 50 million people are expected to watch tonight's debate. tonight the presidential debate between president obama and governor romney as we said will focus on domestic issues. we asked on facebook which topics do you hope the candidates will address. mickey writes how they propose changing social security. emily moon says the economy and job creation. and mark asks why we're paying almost $4 a gallon for gas. we here at 9news now in partnership with our sister paper "u.s.a. today" will be keeping track to see if the candidates address any of these issues and if what they say passes musters. we're deeming up with "u.s.a. today" reporters to bring you just the facts in tonight's debate. it's live beginning at 9:00 on wusa9.com. we'll be fact checking what the
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candidates say. we'll also live stream the debate on our website. then you can watch 9news now at 11:00 for the most comprehensive and accurate debate coverage and analysis. ten years ago today a string of shootings in montgomery county that sparked the d.c. sniper case. they weren't the first murders the snipers committed but it was the first time they carried out so many attacks in such a short period of time. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live in silver spring with more on a look back. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mike. well, ten years ago, today was the day that law enforcement really realized they were dealing with a person or persons who was targeting innocent random people. it was the shooting that happened here that really brought that grim realization into focus. there had already been two other shootings this this morning in montgomery county, the one the night before. around 8:45, sarah ramos, a 34-
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year-old housekeeper was sitting reading a book outside the scripps and -- crisp and juice restaurant when she was shot. no one knew where the snipers would strike next. >> you didn't want to go outside. >> a lot of parents i can remember them, it reminded me of 9/11. everyone was afraid. >> reporter: finally after three weeks of terror, police arrested john allen mohammad and lee boyd malvo. mohammad was executed in 2009 but malvo is still in prison. he spoke to "the washington post" about why he did what he did and how he felt about it a decade later. it was a disturbing interview and he recalled the moment when linda franklin, one of the victims was shot and killed outside a home depot. he described the husband's
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eyes. he said it was the worst sort of pain i've ever seen in my life. life. you feel like the worst piece of scum on the planet. so bizarre, almost surreal to hear about what he was thinking as he was doing what he was doing ten years ago today. malvo has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. mike? >> thanks, kristin. kristin fisher live this morning. today a civil lawsuit over a deadly crash is scheduled to go to trial. rico richardson was the only survivor from a fiery crash in chevy chase circle. the lawsuit filed on his behalf claims police caused the crash last march when they rammed the vehicle. police pursued the car after derping it had been stolen. the two young men in the back seat died when they couldn't escape the burning car. the driver also died. after the crash police say they had no evidence any patrol car had come in contact with that
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stolen toyota echo. richardson facing criminal car theft charges. the department of homeland security is disputing the findings about multibillion dollar information sharing program created after the 9/11 attacks. the bipartisan senate review says the program improperly collected information about innocent americans. congressional researchers also say it produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism. good morning. it's 5:35. if you're just waking up it's time for another your money report. >> jessica doyle is back and she's talking about babies. >> you may be wondering what does a your money report have to do with babies, the cute littleburgly babies. turns out there's a real connection between how we feel about our money situations and whether we think we can afford to start or expand our families. because ever the weak economy, the american birth rate fell for the fourth year in a row. last year marking the fewest births in the u.s. since 1998. but there is a silver lining here. the slump for 2011 was just 1%.
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that is not the sharp dropoff of 2% and 3% we've seen in other recent years. some money experts believe the nation's housing recovery is finally here. a cnn money survey of economists finds most think home prices are already on the rise or will head in that direction later this year. several factors have economists leaning towards this conclusion. we've had three months in a row of price increases. a pick up in home sales and a jump in new home prices. facebook is more helpful this morning. the social network has upgraded its help center. the redesign aims to make it easier for users to navigate and find what they need help with on its site or mobile politics. the new help are in is out as of right now and available to all users. so if you have a problem, hopefully they can help you. a little s.o.s. >> thanks. if you're worried about your child's social and emotional development at school, there's an expert here that's going to show us some
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tips. she's coming up in a little while. >> plus a new exhibit opening this month focuses on the furniture of colonial america. we'll tell you where to see it. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 5:39. your weather first on this wednesday morning. it's soupy out there. temperatures are up. ceilings are way, way down. the day planner this morning, we're talking about temperatures which are running in the 70-degree range here in town. 80 by noon. we'll get partly sunny conditions this afternoon. high temperature 85 with a drive home temp 83. just a slim chance we'll see an afternoon shower. i'll be back in a few minutes. we'll look at some near zero visibilities on the map and get you that weekend forecast. right now let's go to bev farmer with timesaver traffic. got the volume building for the interstates this morning. one accident to tell you about, howard. it's on the outer loop in springfield on the ramp that would take you to go north on
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395 tying up the left side of the ramp, the flashing lights and screen. traffic is able to squeeze by. a reminder about the slick pavement out there. your next timesaver traffic is at 5:49. back to you. >> thank you, beverly. i've been combing through the day's e-mails and retailer websites to find you deep discounts. on this wednesday morning, it's fall so we're maintaining your home before the snow comes. it's coming. it's out there. we'll start with a deal i personally bought. it's a chimney cleaning and inspection. the price is $79, a 62% savings. if you have a chimney, you need to maintain it. if you don't, your risks of a house fire go up. its if not this deal, just do something. next is your h vac system. $45 for an air duct cleaning package. that's a 60% savings.
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v clean is offering this with google offers. finally get some help with fall cleaning. none of us want to do the windows. groupon has this deal. a two-hour home cleaning session with a team of two cleaners, $121, 61% off. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local her dhants with a -- merchant with a deal for our viewers, i'd love to hear from you on facebook. >> thanks, jess. time for another look at the question of the day. in the last year, 40% of us have gone a week without using one of these things. is it a, a vehicle, b, cash or c, the television? >> we agree with this facebook fan deb wattson. she says i would say b because debit cards are everywhere and when your whole check goes into the bank, you don't have time to get money out. got to get to work so it isn't a and i would die without a tv. >> we thank you for that. log on to our facebook fan page. we'd love to hear what you think. we'll have the answer in about an hour from now.
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if you have a taste for fine furniture, there's an exhibit coming up at the gallery of art just waiting for you. we got a sneak preview of masterpieces of american furniture, one of the largest collections of early american furniture given to the museum. until now the city has not had a major collection of early american furniture on continuous public view. the exhibit opens this sunday. citizens at a d.c. elementary school now have 15,000 new books to read. employees from the teta companies donated the books. the company has donated more than a million dollars worth of books since 2007. their goal is to promote children's literacy. a developing -- developing a child's copying skills can be even more important than the three rs in schools. some tips from parents coming up. >> authorities breathe a sigh of relief after getting everyone out of the path of some pretty fast moving wildfires. >> before we go to break, here's a first day list of you
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-- here's a birthday list of celebrities. chubby checkers is 71. dave winfield is 61. civil rights activist and tv cable pundit al sharpton is 58. tommy lee is 50. clive owen is 48. no doubt lead singer in phenomenal shape still, queen stefani 43. singer india arie is 37. have a great day, everybody.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. you'll need to give yourself some extra time. the fog is still pretty heavy and thick. >> it will be for another couple three hours or so. later this morning into the afternoon, unlike yesterday i think the sun is going to make it. that will boost temps to the 80s. had a wedge of cold air which has held tight. that's why we have a drizzle and clouds in the afternoon. here's a look at the bus stop
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forecast. it's foggy and damp out there. radar is nice and quiet as opposed to the pouring rains we had yesterday. temps are mild. want to start with the visibilities and show you that we've got the fog with visibilities quarter mile now at national and dulles. half mile in martinsburg. baltimore quarter mile. got a lot of patchy dense fog. south and east you guys are on the south side of the boundary so fog not much of an issue across southern maryland. we'll deal with clouds and fog a few more hours, 72 at 8:00. some sun this afternoon, 4:00 p.m. 84. then isolated showers is all i'm excited. by 8:00 we're back down to 77. the nats have a day game. 1:05 start. last regular season game of the year. then it should be all right for that, especially if we get some sunshine. low 60s north and west. mid-70s south and east.
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in fact, 76 prince frederick our warm spot. 63 winchester. 66 in gaithersburg. outside on our michael & son weather camera, lots and lots of fog in northwest d.c. with a temperature of 72. dew point up to 70. that's some very sticky tropical air in place. humidity 94%. but we've got cooler air showing up across the northern rockies today. highs in great falls will be in the low 40s. maybe the 30s. that's it. in yellowstone with 70s and 80s in many areas in the central plains. some rain and snow now moving in the plains. we're watching the moisture coming up from florida streaming northeastward. it's been a wet several weeks across the sunshine state moving into the carolinas with showers. this is where it looks like the main axis of rain will stay today south and east of us. we'll see a pop-up shower i think in the afternoon just because there's so much humidity around. you throw in some sunshine. it's like boiling a pot of
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water. you start to get some bubbles to pop. that's what i think we'll see here but not too many. not too much in the way of fog returning. during the day on thursday, could be an isolated shower south and east in the morning. the warning looks decently sunny and another day with high temperatures in the 80s. remember that cold shot i showed you? looks like some of that gets here late in the weekend into early next week. 85 today with afternoon sun and an isolated shower after the morning fog burns off. 60s to near 70 for a low tonight. tomorrow 82. again we could have some clouds in the morning. better chance of sun for the afternoon. nice on friday. also about 82. the weekend maybe a stray shower saturday, 76. but skins game could have a few showers, 67. much cooler monday. monday we're going to struggle to get only to 61. it is 5:49. over to beverly farmer with timesaver traffic. certainly a challenge out there with the wet pavement and that fog factor around town. there's also a crash form of challenge on the outer loop as
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you head south braddock road into spring field exiting on to the ramp to 395 where someone slid off the ramp. you see all the flashing lights on the ramp. single file squeezees by alonged rights side. -- right side. the volume building 95 as you head north to quantico getting into woodbridge and into newington. 395 as you head north to the beltway up through landmark towards shirlington and 14th street bridge, all lanes reported open there. on 66 thru lanes are open. you're starting to bog down in manassas. 270 delays off and on leaving frederick you're below speed most of the way into hyattstown and south into germantown before the pace improves getting down into rockville. your next timesaver traffic comes up at 6:00. back to you. >> thank you, beverly. making news at 5:50, a video has surfaced that may show american journalist austin tice. he disappeared in syria in august. the state department has previously said it believes
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tice is alive and being held by the syrian government. however, department officials have not confirmed the authenticity of this video. a military court has decided to hear more arguments in the dispute involving the accused fort hood shooter. army psychiatrist major nadal hassan has refused to shave off his beard on religious grounds. the army bans beards. hassan is charged with killing 14 people back in november 2009. norths in northwest minnesota say they're lucky no one was hurt by fast moving wildfires. up to eight fires were burning yesterday and hundreds of people had to evacuate quickly when the flames moved into neighborhoods. no word yet on when they'll be allowed to return. 5:51 now. this is going to be the time of year when parents notice that their kids are having a little bit of problems when they go to school the first few weeks of classes. things are new. some stress happens. leslie rosenberg is the senior vice president of children's
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media for pbs and has some advice developing socially and emotionally. it's a big cog in the wheel of trying to learn every day. we all worry about it. what are the things we can look toward to ease the transition. >> these social and emotional skills are the most important predictor of success in school and life. pbs has a new media program based on mr. rogers neighborhood but it's for 21st century kids. the idea is to develop strategies and practice them at home with your children so when they become angry, frustrated, disappointed, when they're anxious about a new experience, they have a strategy they can use. >> some of the things we keep hearing for our 2-year-old is that the transition is the hardest, whether it's just you're going to color now and you move over to a counting game. even that little transition can cause some stress. so when parents get them home after the day, how can you sort of coach them so the next day
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isn't so bad? >> 2s, 3s and 4s can be very anxious, we all can be when something is new. so one of the best things parents can do is talk about what you're going to do. so talk them through where they're going. the first day of school, the first trip to a doctor. the more you can prepare them and talk them through what that experience is going to be like, give them a chance to ask questions, almost act it out, role play, we even have games on our website where kids with role play the situations but be much more comfortable and feel a little more in control of that situation. >> like our little one, communication isn't like her highest order yet. so how do you do it when there's -- there may be -- these kids aren't ready to tell you everything that's going on. do you spend time with the teacher? do you spend time with other adults that are involved in the child's life to try to get more information? >> absolutely. the more you can role play and kind of act out these situations, the more they'll develop the vocabulary for them. one of the things we discovered
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is if you can name your feelings, actually have the vocabulary and words for this is anger, this is frustration, this is what disappointment feels like, knowing those words and developing a strategy to overcome them will help them to be able to manage their feelings, control themselves in a school situation or really any situation. >> parents oftentimes feel at a loss trying to separate yourselves from your own emotions because you're worried about your child to move ahead to give them the tools they need, the website can be a big help. >> that's right. it's pbs consist kids.org slash daniel -- pbskids.org/daniel. we'll show you how the redskins kicked off the month for breast cancer. >> maybe you've seen the christmas trees in stores already. take it as a sign to start
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saving now for the holidays. i'll tell you why and what some of the hottest gifts will be at 6:07. you're watching 9news now.
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welcome back. 5:57. your weather first. we'll talk about the fog this morning. that's a real problem. dense fog advisories up toward baltimore and northern shenandoah valley till 8:00. down to a eighth at dulles. quarter here in washington. quarter also in baltimore. a lot of areas are half mile to a quarter. a little bit of extra time, low beams. the roads are wet too.
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with some leaves down that will make for some slick conditions as well. it's going to get better this afternoon. some sunshine, 85 and just an isolated shower. football players are often referred to as warriors. >> but the redskins got to host some real fighters tuesday. the team held its fifth annual all-star survivor celebration for women battling breast cancer. the women got a behind-the- scenes tour of the training facility in ashburn and were also treated to some new clothes, wigs, makeup and got a chance to meet rg3, alford morris and some other redskins. cancer prevention is easier than you think. that was the message at empowering women on prevention last night at the national museum of women in the arts. experts in the field of cancer, health wellness and advocacy shared their thoughts on steps women can take to reduce their risk of getting cancer. the forum was organized by the prevent cancer foundation which was established in 1985.
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the foundation has provided more than $130 million in support of cancer prevention. early detection, research, education, advocacy and community outreach. prevent cancer was also an original partner in the launch of buddy check 9 at wusa. some really great messages from a is surgeon who is also a survivor. what you can do even on a small part to prevent cancer. when we think about the various cancers, skin disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, stop smoking, sunscreen. those are ways to prevent some cancers. thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. beverly farmer will be here with traffic in just a moment. >> right now here's howard with our weather first. a foggy start. radar is quiet. we don't have the pouring rains like yesterday